Judge Baker Children's Center, dba The Baker Center for Children and Families (The Baker Center) seeks dynamic new members for our Board of Trustees who want to make a difference during this critical time when vulnerable children need our help more than ever before. Our Trustees are champions for The Baker Center, and connect us with potential partners, supporters, and donors. This is an extraordinary volunteer opportunity for an individual who has a desire to contribute their skills and expertise as a member of a highly engaged Board.
The Board supports the work of The Baker Center and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by The Baker Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior management team, the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
The Baker Center values and celebrates the range of diversity, culture, and unique differences in the communities we serve. To fully realize The Baker Center’s mission, we have made a commitment to focus on diversity in our Board recruitment efforts.
As an organization we will deepen and change our culture and environment, embracing inclusiveness by:
We are intentional in our efforts to recruit diverse Trustees, staff, and volunteers and to cultivate an environment in which all who engage in our organization feel included, respected, and embraced.
Specific Board of Trustee responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance, and oversight
Trustees will consider The Baker Center a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts to support the organization. The Baker Center expects to have 100 percent of Trustees make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity so that The Baker Center can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals. It is expected that trustees will take an active role in fundraising, host or attend fundraising events, and utilize their networks to identify potential donors and supporters of the organization. As a nonprofit organization serving children and families, fundraising is key responsibility of our Board of Trustees.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is enthusiastic about The Baker Center’s mission, dedicated to “improving the lives of children,” and who has a history of leadership. Trustees should have experience in business, government, healthcare, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.
Ideal candidates will have one or more of the following qualifications:
**Service on The Baker Center’s Board of Trustees is a volunteer position without remuneration.
Meetings take place in-person, via conference call and videoconference.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Christina Minassian – email@example.com – to begin the process. The Governance and Nominating Committee will review all candidates.